woobie

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Etymology[edit]

From the 1983 film Mr. Mom, in which it is a child's word for his security blanket.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

woobie (plural woobies)

  1. (US, childish) Any object, typically a blanket, garment or stuffed animal, that is used simply for its comforting characteristics; a security blanket.
  2. (US, intimate) Term of endearment.
  3. (fandom slang) A fictional character, usually physically attractive, who is subjected to constant stress and angst, so as to create pathos within the narrative and increase the reader/viewer's emotional attachment to them.
  4. (US, military slang) A poncho liner.